Does the registration in US give international protection to trademark?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

No, the registration of a trademark in the United States does not automatically provide international protection. Trademark rights are generally territorial, meaning they are valid and enforceable within the jurisdiction where the trademark is registered.

To obtain protection in other countries, you will need to separately apply for trademark registration in those specific jurisdictions. Each country has its own trademark registration system and requirements that must be followed. Some countries offer international treaties or agreements, such as the Madrid System or the European Union trademark system, which provide a streamlined process for extending trademark protection to multiple countries.

The Madrid System, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), allows trademark owners to file a single international application and designate multiple member countries for trademark protection. Similarly, the European Union trademark system allows for a single registration to cover all member countries of the European Union.

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